Mass Arrests Registered In Nakhijevan


11.01.2010 13:24 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Mass arrests and beatings are reported to take place
in Benanyar village of Nakhijevan Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan.

According to Azeri media reports, the situation escalated in December
2009, when two dozens of the village elders were arrested and
tortured. On January 5, police cordoned off the village and arrested
most of men there, said.

The local authorities label the reports as ‘fiction’. Meanwhile,
Nakhijevani outpost in Baku confirmed a conflict between the local
law enforcers are villagers.

Nakhijevan is an autonomous republic within Azerbaijan, the homeland
of the ruling Aliyev clan. An Armenian territory until 1923, Nakhijevan
was transferred to Azerbaijan, whose leadership eliminated the Armenian
historical and cultural heritage in the area.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS